Java Technology for TV and Blu-ray Disc - Community Events at JavaOne

BD-J Application Developer Contest Launch
In conjunction with "Java Technology in TV: Blu-ray Disc and Cable Day" on May 10th at JavaOne this year Twentieth Century Fox is sponsoring a BD-J Application Contest to encourage developers to showcase their ideas for interactive features such as might be found on future Blu-ray Disc titles.  Fox has created an entry kit (available in the Digital Living Room in the JavaOne Pavilion) featuring the On-Q Studio BD-J development environment from Ensequence and a variety of movie clips and graphical assets from Fox movies. Prizes include a Panasonic 1080p plasma television, Panasonic DMP-BD10 Blu-ray Disc player, and a library of Blu-ray Disc titles from Fox.  For more information on the contest please see http://www.foxbd.com/javaonesweeps/ and https://bd-j-application-contest.dev.java.net/.

Sun kicks-off Open Source Projects for Java technology in TV and Blu-ray Disc
Blu-Dahlia Users Group, is aimed at developers of Blu-ray Disc Java based applications (BD-J), and applications for other Globally Executable MHP (GEM) TV platforms, such as OCAP and MHP and GEM-IPTV.  Blu-Dahlia is a place to exchange ideas and best practices amongst the TV content and authoring community.  It is intended to be an open group for sharing of best practices in application development, including tools, techniques, frameworks, and shared code.

Project HD Cookbook
is an open, collaborative place to gather code for BD-J applications, and other GEM TV platforms. This project includes GRIN - a framework for GRaphical INteractivity.  This framework manages the display of "features" that are arranged into a "show", and provides simple remote control handling.

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